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GREAT NEAPOLITAN EARTHQUAKE OF 1857. THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF OBSERVATIONAL SEISMOLOGY
London, Chapman and Hall, 1862.. FIRST EDITION 1862, 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 240 x 140 mm, 9½ x 5¾ inches, Vol. I: tinted folding lithograph frontspiece, 33 tinted lithographs by Vincent Brooks, some with 2 images, some in colour, 2 folding, 4 full page line diagrams and many small text illustrations, Vol. II: tinted litho frontispiece, 15 tinted lithographs including some with 2 subjects and some colour tinted, 3 folding sheets of diagrams, a large folding plan of the Cathedral of Potenza, many diagrams and woodcuts in the text, some full page, 4 folding coloured maps, 2 maps in pocket, 1 map in each volme in pocket at rear, pages: xxiv, 1-431; viii, 399, + 8 page publisher's catalogue dated September 1862, handsomely bound in modern half burgundy morocco over red cloth sides, gilt patterned dividing lines, gilt raised bands and gilt decoration in compartments, gilt title and volume numbers, red top edges, new endpapers. Housed in a custom made sturdy cloth bound slipcase. Bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason on front pastedown of Volume I, slight damage to lower inner margin corner of frontispiece in Volume 1, neatly repaired, margins of same slightly dusty, blank side of folding frontispiece dusty and dull with some pale marks, pale offset from folding frontispiece onto title page, old library number on blank reverse of title page, some damp staining to Map A in the lower margin with 2 small holes repaired on reverse just affecting edge of map desciption and lower edge of image no loss of image, plus other paper repairs to closed tears to blank side, no loss of image, the folding map in pocket of volume one is a tight fit due to the paper repairs preventing it folding flat, otherwise a very good attractive set. Scarce in the original edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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